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A Little MSOP Bonus

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So Tragedy asks if I want to play this stupid little sat with him, of course, I agree, not even knowing what the sat is for. But who cares… this is the reigning Mookie Champion asking me to play cards with him.

The result is this…

2008-06-25--12.07.14.AM

For our efforts, it was worth T$55 each.  I promptly un-registered from MSOP #46, and will be using the T$55 for much better things.

My family is sending up a few thoughts to the Big Man for Bayne and family.

This is getting ridiculous

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Won last night’s $5.50 10:45pm HORSE tourney…AGAIN, for the second time in two weeks.  This is getting to the point where I’m starting to think I might know how to play this game a little bit.

I skated into the final table by playing the bubble game.  I was lucky and won, but was the short stack.  Encouragement from my watchers kept me from doing anything too stupid, and before long, I was up to a workable stack, and could actually play something other than push or fold poker.

I entered headsup play with a 4/1 disadvantage, and decided to activate my Lucko powers, and use some luckbox/aggro methods to take the whole effin’ thing down.

Thanks to Tragedy and Joanada, who I was chatting with throughout most of my run to the title, and also to Zeem, who railed for a little bit as well.

Oh, and congrats to our man Tragedy for taking down The Mookie last night.  Welcome to the club good friend.

It was a good night.

2008-06-19--02.42.42.AM

Mookie Exit

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Apparently re-re-stealing with A-8 is gold.  Good luck in the Main Event LJ.  Hope you play better than you did here.

2008-06-18--10.28.28.PM

Full Tilt Poker Game #6882059217: The Mookie (51608223), Table 1 – 80/160 – No Limit Hold’em – 23:24:42 ET – 2008/06/18
Seat 1: bayne_s (4,040)
Seat 2: Joanne1111 (6,510)
Seat 4: pvanharibo (6,910)
Seat 5: NumbBono (2,090)
Seat 6: PinkyStinky (3,390)
Seat 8: MaggieO (3,195)
Seat 9: GScottW (8,101)
NumbBono posts the small blind of 80
PinkyStinky posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Ks Kd]
MaggieO folds
GScottW folds
bayne_s folds
Joanne1111 folds
pvanharibo raises to 480
NumbBono has 15 seconds left to act
NumbBono raises to 980
PinkyStinky folds
pvanharibo raises to 6,910, and is all in
NumbBono calls 1,110, and is all in
pvanharibo shows [Ad 8d]
NumbBono shows [Ks Kd]
pvanharibo: ty
Joanne1111: yeah that was awesome – watched the last hour
Uncalled bet of 4,820 returned to pvanharibo
*** FLOP *** [7s Kh Ah]
*** TURN *** [7s Kh Ah] [Ac]
*** RIVER *** [7s Kh Ah Ac] [7h]
pvanharibo shows a full house, Aces full of Sevens
NumbBono shows a full house, Kings full of Aces
pvanharibo wins the pot (4,340) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
NumbBono stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4,340 | Rake 0
Board: [7s Kh Ah Ac 7h]
Seat 1: bayne_s didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 2: Joanne1111 didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 4: pvanharibo (button) showed [Ad 8d] and won (4,340) with a full house, Aces full of Sevens
Seat 5: NumbBono (small blind) showed [Ks Kd] and lost with a full house, Kings full of Aces
Seat 6: PinkyStinky (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: MaggieO didn’t bet (folded)
Seat 9: GScottW didn’t bet (folded)

The Bankroll Bump: 3 Tips for building your bottom line

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Lord Stanley

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cup

God this is good.

Finally, a Victory

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Victory

Victory

I’ve been playing the nightly $5.50 HORSE tourney at 10:45 CST on FTP for about a month now. Not every day, but whenever I was sitting there at the computer, and wasn’t too busy.

It started as a way to hone my non-NLHE skills. Granted, a $5 tourney doesn’t exactly draw the best competition, but it’s still a fun little tourney, and a cheap way to get some tourney experience in O8, Razz, Stud, and Stud8

I’ve final tabled this thing a few times, and my highest finish was third place a few weeks ago. I once jokingly said to Donkette, who has joined me in this tournament on occasion, “I’m gonna play this thing until I win it.”

Well, I guess I can’t play this one anymore.

Two hours of BDR in twenty seconds

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bdr

EDIT: Looks like you need to click on the picture to get the full effect.

Box-O-Wine is King

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BuddyDank Radio kicks ass.

2008-05-28--11.32.36.PM

You want a poignant post…

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…go here

Playing like a Nit is -EV in blogger tourneys

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This hand is the one that could have propelled me to a TOC seat.  Instead, it did the same for Astin.

Full Tilt Poker Game #6527203060: Riverchasers Online Tour (49262698), Table 8 – 1000/2000 Ante 250 – No Limit Hold’em – 0:19:42 ET – 2008/05/23
Seat 1: NumbBono (24,900)
Seat 3: scottc25 (48,268)
Seat 5: dwal78 (80,764)
Seat 6: NCDeaton (47,018)
Seat 7: Astin (8,900)
Seat 8: PirateLawyer (54,150)
NumbBono antes 250
scottc25 antes 250
dwal78 antes 250
NCDeaton antes 250
Astin antes 250
PirateLawyer antes 250
NumbBono posts the small blind of 1,000
scottc25 posts the big blind of 2,000
The button is in seat #8
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to NumbBono [Ah Qh]
dwal78 folds
NCDeaton folds
Astin raises to 8,650, and is all in
PirateLawyer raises to 53,900, and is all in
NumbBono folds
scottc25 folds
PirateLawyer shows [Jc Jh]
Astin shows [Ad 3s]
Uncalled bet of 45,250 returned to PirateLawyer
*** FLOP *** [6h Qd 5s]
*** TURN *** [6h Qd 5s] [8c]
*** RIVER *** [6h Qd 5s 8c] [Ac]
PirateLawyer shows a pair of Jacks
Astin shows a pair of Aces
Astin wins the pot (21,800) with a pair of Aces
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 21,800 | Rake 0
Board: [6h Qd 5s 8c Ac]
Seat 1: NumbBono (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 3: scottc25 (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: dwal78 folded before the Flop
Seat 6: NCDeaton folded before the Flop
Seat 7: Astin showed [Ad 3s] and won (21,800) with a pair of Aces
Seat 8: PirateLawyer (button) showed [Jc Jh] and lost with a pair of Jacks